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Committee welcomes extension of electoral franchise


Foreign nationals resident in Scotland should be able to have a say in how the country is run

Holyrood’s Finance Committee cautions of potential ‘structural issues’ and ‘unintended consequences’ within the Fiscal Framework


Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has set out potential structural issues and the risk of ‘unintended consequences’ within the Fiscal Framework – the mechanism method by which partly determines Scotland’s budget.

Call for compulsory sales orders to tackle the blight of empty homes


A Holyrood Committee has called on the Scottish Government to fulfil its commitment and introduce compulsory sales orders to tackle the blight of empty homes.

MSPs seek views on civil partnerships for different sex couples


A proposal to make civil partnerships available to different sex couples is to be scrutinised by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Leading change: the driving force of Business in the Parliament


Leading change in business is to be the focus of a two-day conference in the Scottish Parliament.

Economy Committee gives its verdict on regional assistance ahead of budget


The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has today published its budget scrutiny report on regional selective assistance, a fund which financially supports local businesses across Scotland.

UEFA Bill unanimously approved with buskers given permission to perform


The Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has today has given its backing to the UEFA Championship Bill which is being introduced ahead of Scotland hosting football matches as part of the EURO 2020 tournament next summer.

Scottish Parliament gives warm welcome to new Clerk/Chief Executive


The new Clerk/Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament has been appointed.

Finance and Constitution Committee unanimously supports policy objective of Referendums (Scotland) Bill on the basis it’s amended to reflect the weight of evidence


Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee says it supports the policy objectives of the Referendums (Scotland) Bill provided that the Bill is amended to reflect the weight of evidence it has received.

Parliament cafés to introduce 25p takeaway cup charge


The Scottish Parliament is set to introduce a 25p takeaway cup charge in its own cafes from Monday 4 November. The move is intended to reduce waste and reduce the Holyrood building’s carbon footprint.

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